Gotterdamerung-Twilight of the Gods.
At the end of the Ring cycle by Wagner, Brunhilde throws herself on the fires.
I may have lost the battle and war, but in true Wagner/ Norse style I will go out head held high and fighting-if the end is here, it shall be a blazing death and not a whimpering ember of my former glory days.
Remember the finale to "Butch & Sundance," when the charge out of the shed and into the guns :)
For this contest I need to write an original 5,000 word story and I have some ideas what to attempt. I will probably not get anywhere, I am competing against known writers, but at least I have a monthly focus now :)